Tipperary wedding case settled out of court

Photo © Aherlow House Hotel

A High Court case involving the throwing of a wedding bouquet in a Tipperary hotel has been settled.

53 year old Ann White from Highfield Grove in Clonmel had sued the Aherlow House Hotel after she allegedly slipped on a rose petal from the bouquet.

She told the High Court at around 12.30 in the morning the bride threw her bouquet of pink roses to an enthusiastic crowd of around 20 single women.

One of the girls caught it – she said – but a number of other hands also grabbed it and it was described as a ‘serious scrum.’

Ms White said a while later she was dancing and skidded on one of the rose petals from the bouquet and she went down on her back and hit her head and arm on the floor.

The childcare worker claimed she had been unable to work again due to an ongoing pain in her wrist.

She claimed the hotel staff hadn’t gathered up or removed the petals at the 2012 wedding which created a hazard on the dance floor.

The hotel accepted the accident took place but contested Ms White’s claim – saying her ongoing pain is due to a pre-existing condition.

The case was expected to resume today but this afternoon, Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the case had been settled out of court and the amount of money involved wasn’t disclosed.